Two things surface as being of paramount importance for people at the end of their lives: "people they love and who loved them - and the memories of that - and work they were proud of, work that made a difference, work that was contributory." On Chronologically Gifted this week, Dr. Charles Garfield continues the conversation on happiness, focusing on the deep level meaning of what makes us happy throughout our lives. It may not be what we imagined.
Charlie is the founder of Shanti, a widely acclaimed volunteer organization that focuses on increasing quality of life for people with life-threatening illnesses, an author, and Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California School of Medicine at San Francisco as well as a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Charlie's latest book is entitled Life's Last Gift: Giving and Receiving Peace When A Loved One Is Dying.